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Cow Cafe

319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
+1 252-672-9269
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good27%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“ice cream” (201 reviews)
“sandwiches” (36 reviews)
“sundae” (7 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ice cream parlor meets sandwich shop with a dose of popcorn. Good lunch- didn't have the ice cream. Kid friendly with a separate back room with play area.

Thank marks4randolphs
Reviewed 4 days ago

Stopped for lunch and had some really good hot dogs. Then ice cream which is some of the best we have ever had. Friendly clerks and cute cow motif inside with a good number of tables. The cafe is pretty popular. Many flavors of ice...More

Thank Lorie M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Old fashioned ice cream parlor with sandwiches and inside tables. There were some outside tables on the sidewalk as well. Easy to walk to from most bed and breakfasts. Stopped in for a homemade waffle cone and ice cream dessert but may have hit it...More

Thank Keppie D
milberrynewbern, Owner at Cow Cafe, responded to this review

Thank you for your recent review. Our ice cream is homemade right in our store. You can see our ice cream specialist making the ice cream through a glass window. The only flavor that we do not make is Sugar Free Vanilla. This flavor is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had delicious ice cream. There were many choices and delicious homemade waffle cones. Although we didn't eat food there, Sandwiches and salads were available. It had outdoor tables on the street. It was the kind of place that will be hugely popular on any...More

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by after dinner and walk around town for homemade vanilla ice cream. Had decent crowd inside despite quiet streets. Ice cream was great - Highly recommend!!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best Chicken Salad sandwich I've had in years. Great ice cream and made on site. The serve was just wonderful and very helpful.

Thank Juan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great ice cream and finger foods. Great place for the littler ones to hang out and explore. Good prices are reasonable. Open year round however does close early on some nights. They have specialty popcorn the also sell which is also good.

Thank Hersheykiss80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You have got to visit here. Lots of different flavors for cones and sundaes. Old fashioned milk shakes were great. Check out the gourmet popcorn while you're there.

Thank michaeldsikora
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Cow Cafe on vacation at the insistence of his mother. We both got ice cream, and we both thought the ice cream was mediocre. Neither one of us tried the popcorn or any other dish. However, we observed that...More

Thank branstettersarah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there just when they were closing (not realizing it). It was a warm day so I am sure it was a long day! Anyway, they happily stayed open for us and served our big group!. They had unique flavors. Delicious! As we wre...More

Thank stephaniekalt
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Lisa S
Hello! Is there frozen yogurt available at this location?
3 January 2017|
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Response from milberrynewbern | Property representative |
No frozen yogurt. We make all ice cream in our store, 24 flavors of superpremium ice cream. Come give us a try.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 17:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 19:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 319 Middle St, New Bern, NC 28560-4928
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  New Bern
  • Phone Number: +1 252-672-9269
  • E-mail
Home made ice cream; made in store. Sandwiches and plate lunches. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner